Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

NOW PLAYING

COMING SOON

Comedy Theatre LINKS

  • Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre retains a vital place in the city’s vibrant live entertainment scene. Built in 1928, the theatre is a blend of European flavours. The exterior is a replica of a Florentine palace and the interior shows a strong Spanish influence. The Comedy Theatre still maintains a lot of its original characteristics including balcony seating, a generous foyer and an elegant staircase.

    It is not only comedy that you will find here. Audiences can enjoy a diverse range of theatre and live entertainment. With seating for 1000 patrons over two levels, famous shows to have played the Comedy Theatre stage include; Keating, Menopause the Musical, Waiting for Godot, The Rocky Horror Show, Avenue Q, Rock of Ages and Jagged Little Pill.

    PARKING

    Patrons of the Comedy Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at some nearby Wilson Parking car parks.

    Please visit our Parking Page for further information.

    The Comedy Theatre is situated in the Melbourne CBD and is accessible by all modes of transport.

    *Please note that Marriner Group accepts no responsibility for parking at Wilson Car Parks.

    PHYSICAL ACCESS
    At the doors facing on to Exhibition Street there is a small step, whichas you move away from Lonsdale Street is reduced to a small lip. Doors are usually propped open during performances. The entrance opens directly into the foyer, which is small and can become quite congested. The Box Office and bar are located to the left, and another small bar to the right.

    AUDITORIUM
    Only Stalls can be accessed without steps and can be accessed directly from the foyer. Seating is mildly raked. Two central aisles and two side aisles provide plenty of aisle seats. Side aisle seating is irregularly numbered. Although the aisles themselves are raked, the back seating rows have a slight step, providing a level footing surface for the audience. Access to the Dress Circle is via a large staircase with handrails. Dress Circle seating is quite steeply tiered. There is a bar that can be accessed from the Dress Circle area.

    TOILETS
    There are toilets located both upstairs and downstairs at the Comedy Theatre.  
    Accessible / Unisex
    There is a unisex accessible toilet located in the Stalls inner foyer.  Please go through the Stalls Foyer on the far right hand side, just before you enter the auditorium.

    FACILITIES FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
    For all wheelchair/accessible seating enquiries please contact the Box Office on 1300 11 10 11.

    Entrance
    The Comedy Theatre can provide a ramp into one of the front doors on Exhibition Street. A member of our security or front of house staff will be able to assist you on arrival at the theatre.

    FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS
    Patrons with difficulty negotiating steps are advised to book seating in Stalls area, as there are several large sets of staircases leading to the Dress Circle.

    FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS
    Seats close to the stage can be requested when booking tickets. Please book through the Box Office on 1300 11 10 11. Some shows have audio-described performances. Direct enquires to the Association for the Blind.

    FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
    There is a hearing loop within the Stalls seating. People with a hearing aid will need a ‘T switch’. Please contact the Box Office directly for more information on 1300 11 10 11.

    CONTACT

    Ticket Bookings and Show Information
    10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Call: 1300 11 10 11
    Visit: Ticketek.com.au
    Enquiry: Ticketek Support

    Wheelchair and Accessibility Bookings – All Venues

    Phone: 1300 11 10 11 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm)
    Or click HERE to submit a request on line

    Bookings can also be made in person at:
    Princess Theatre
    163 Spring Street, Melbourne
    Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

    Companion cards are accepted for all performances at the Comedy Theatre.

    For further information please visit our Comedy Theatre venue page.

    BOX OFFICE HOURS
    The Comedy Theatre Box Office is open 1.5 hours before all performances.

    TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED AT BOX OFFICE
    Cash, Credit Card and Eftpos.

    VENUE TICKET COLLECTIONS
    Pre-paid tickets can be collected from the venue Box Office within the said opening hours of 1.5 hours prior to the show on the day of the performance. 

    TICKET EXCHANGES AND COVID-19
    Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for audiences, cast and the venue is of paramount importance. Ticket exchanges are available for anyone required to isolate due to a positive test of COVID-19.

    You must submit with your request a COVID-19 PCR positive test result or a Registration of RAT positive test on the government website. A photo of a positive RAT will not be accepted.

    Please contact us prior to 10am on the day of your show so we can arrange your exchange.

    Requests can be submitted HERE.

    All other exchange requests must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the performance and are subject to availability at the time of exchange and must be of equal value of the original ticket(s) purchased. If you wish to exchange to a higher priced ticket(s), you will be asked to pay the difference in ticket price.

    Exchanges may also be available if the performance is postponed or rescheduled.

    No exchanges or refunds can be provided after the deadlines listed above or after a performance date unless required by applicable law

    Please note: We can only assist those who purchased their tickets on Ticketek, the authorised ticket seller for the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, or through approved partners. If you purchased tickets through any other avenue, please contact the seller directly to learn more about their refund and exchange policy.

    AUTHORISED TICKETS
    Please note, only tickets purchased from our official ticketing partner; Ticketek, are valid for shows at Marriner Group venues. Tickets purchased through any other sources may not be valid and you may not be admitted into the show.

    COVID SAFE INFORMATION
    For the most up to date Covid Safe information for all venues visit our Covid Safe Information page.

    CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
    We look forward to welcoming you to one of our venues.  To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience, please be aware of the following conditions of entry. 
    Click here for full details

    CHILDREN RULES  - MARRINER GROUP BABES-IN-ARMS POLICY

    Most productions are considered to be unsuitable for children under the age of two years.  If taking your child under two years of age into the theatre, please be aware of the following concerns:

    • Tripping hazards, row spacing, stairs, steep rakes and the lack of light in the auditorium during a performance can be particularly hazardous when carrying an infant within the theatre.
    • Production elements such as loud music, bright lights pyrotechnic stage effects and show content can cause distress to infants.          
    • The potential for disturbance to other patrons by crying or restless infants.

    Parents choosing to visit the theatre with children less than two years of age are asked to liaise with the theatre's front-of-house staff on arrival at the theatre.

    Please be considerate of other patrons in the theatre. If your infant is causing a disturbance, we ask that you temporarily remove the infant from the auditorium.

    As the safety of children, parents and other patrons is of high importance, these concerns are brought to your attention for your consideration so that you and all other patrons can enjoy the show in a safe environment.

    PLEASE NOTE: Patrons attending with a child under 2 years must purchase an aisle seat in the stalls as this is the safest option.  It is recommended that you book through the Box Office by calling 1300 11 10 11.

    There are no cushions or booster seats at the Comedy Theatre. Patrons are permitted to bring their own cushions.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    Some events have specific age restrictions. Please check this for your ticketed show

    PROHIBITED
    Alcohol, hot drinks, cans, bottles, recording equipment, can not be brought onto the premises.

    NO SMOKING
    The Comedy Theatre is a no smoking and no vaping venue.

    ATM’s
    There are no ATM’s on the premises.  Closest ATM is on Exhibition Street.

    LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED TICKETS
    Lost, stolen or damaged tickets must be reported to Ticketek prior to the event day, or prior to 4pm on the event day

    CLOAKROOM
    Our cloakroom is located to the left on entry to the venue, beside the box office. Please only bring handbags and satchels that are smaller than an A4 piece of paper to the theatre. Due to security requirements, you may be asked to show the contents of your bags to theatre staff.

    SEATING
    The Comedy Theatre is a fully seated venue over two levels

    FOOD AND BEVERAGE
    Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at all bars within the Comedy Theatre